List of The Aquabats! Super Show! episodes
The following is a list of episodes for The Aquabats! Super Show!, an American action-comedy television series which aired on the United States cable network The Hub. The first season premiered on March 3, 2012 and finished on June 16, 2012 following a run of 13 episodes. The series' second season began airing on June 1, 2013 and concluded on June 29 following a brief run of five episodes, while three half-hour "specials" aired on December 21 and 28, 2013, and on January 18, 2014. In July 2014, The Aquabats revealed that The Hub had opted not to renew Super Show! for a third season, effectively cancelling the series.
The synopses below summarize the main live-action storyline for each episode. If applicable, also included in each capsule synopsis are brief summaries of the episode's animated segments - annotated by the title A Cartoon!, which may or may not consist of the Lil' Bat shorts - and parody commercials, labeled as Commercial. The list of Songs includes all songs either performed by The Aquabats or a similarly significant character but excludes score and incidental music, otherwise mentioned under Song Notes.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||March 3, 2012||June 16, 2012|
|2||8||June 11, 2013||January 19, 2014|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original U.S. air date|
|"The Aquabats Super Show!"||Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz||Christian Jacobs and Scott Schultz||Unaired|
Framed around an Aquabats concert (shot at the El Rey Theatre), the band presents two stories before an audience of fans.
Season 1 (2012)Edit
In the series' first season, the A Cartoon! segments hosted thirteen animated shorts featuring The Aquabats in a serialized adventure, with each ending in a cliffhanger resolved in the following episode. The Lil' Bat segments were presented without introductions, typically after a (network) commercial break.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original U.S. air date||Production|
|1||1||"ManAnt!"||Jason deVilliers||Story by : Jason deVilliers, Christian Jacobs, & Dani Michaeli |
Teleplay by : Dani Michaeli
|March 3, 2012||101|
While investigating a series of bizarre attacks on fast food restaurants, Crash is captured by the maniacal ManAnt, a half-man, half-ant creature who plans to siphon Crash's growth power to create an army of giant ants and take over the world. Meanwhile, skipping lunch as they attempt to find Crash, The Aquabats try not to let their hunger stand in the way of stopping ManAnt's scheme. Guest starring Mr. Lawrence as the voice of ManAnt, Art Mitchell as the body of ManAnt and Rip Taylor as Magic Genie.
|2||2||"Mysterious Egg!"||Jason deVilliers||Evan Sinclair||March 10, 2012||102|
When The Aquabats stumble upon a curiously large egg hidden deep in a forest, they decide to incubate it until it hatches, unaware of what danger lies within. Once the egg opens to reveal a mutated bird monster which proceeds to attack the band, Jimmy the Robot's maternal instincts kick in, rendering him too emotionally attached to the creature - which he has named "Jimmy Jr." - to destroy it and save his friends. Guest starring Mega64 (Derrick Acosta, Rocco Botte and Shawn Chatfield) as HandiGel actors (uncredited).
|3||3||"EagleClaw!"||Matt Chapman||Matt Chapman, Matthew Gorney, & Dallas McLaughlin||March 17, 2012||103|
Tensions and egos rise among The Aquabats after EagleBones' showboating guitar solos disrupt one of the band's concerts, prompting him to leave the group and "go solo". However, when EagleBones' estranged evil brother EagleClaw appears to challenge his kin to a guitar showdown, EagleBones' hubris gets the better of him, and it takes a spiritual vision and the aide of an invisible eagle to help him learn the true meaning of teamwork. Guest starring Jon Heder as EagleClaw, Lou Diamond Phillips as the Spirit of the Sun and Warren Fitzgerald as Dumpster Diver.
|4||4||"Laundry Day!"||Jason deVilliers||Warren Fitzgerald||March 24, 2012||104|
Following a messy encounter with a gang of muck monsters at the city dump, The Aquabats head to their local laundromat to get their outfits cleaned. Unbenknownst to the band, the laundromat has been commandeered by the evil Dr. Eva Mudlark, a disgruntled scientist who creates monsters out of dirt and garbage, who seeks revenge against The Aquabats for killing her muck beasts. Guest starring Kate Towne as Dr. Eva Mudlark, Art Mitchell as Trusty Dusty, and Warren Fitzgerald as Hobo #1.
|5||5||"Ladyfingers!"||Jason deVilliers||Richard Grant Bennett & Jason deVilliers||March 31, 2012||105|
During a leisurely night drive, The Aquabats save a group of partying beachgoers from a gang of laser-blasting mummies. Making a hasty retreat in their Battletram, with the mummies in hot pursuit on motorcycles, the band continues the party on board, where Ricky falls smitten with a fellow party guest, unaware she's actually a three-headed siren in disguise bent on destroying everyone in sight. Guest starring Janet Paraiso as Quera, Hera & Vera.
Songs: "Lady in the Corner", "Isn't It Lovely?"
|6||6||"Haunted Battletram!"||Matt Chapman||Dan Kelly & Christian Jacobs||April 7, 2012||106|
While goofing around in a spooky cemetery, the MC Bat Commander discovers a delicious burrito sitting atop a gravestone and decides to take it with him, unwittingly inviting a ghost into the Battletram determined to get it back. With The Aquabats frightened out of their wits, the band is stuck trying to find a way to banish the phantom before it causes any more damage. Guest starring Matt Chapman as Bob Higginsbottom.
|7||7||"Cowboy Android!"||Jason deVilliers||Jason deVilliers & Christian Jacobs||April 14, 2012||107|
After the Battletram runs out of gas in the middle of the desert, The Aquabats stumble across a peculiar Old West-styled town hidden in the hills. Soon discovering the town is actually a realistic theme park whose visitors have been held captive by a malfunctioning robot gunslinger (an homage to the 1973 movie Westworld), the band tries to devise a plan to save everyone from his clutches, enlisting the help of a flying naked mole-rat monster along the way. Guest starring Paul Scheer as The Cowboy Android Sheriff.
|8||8||"Uberchaun!"||Jason deVilliers||Jason deVilliers & Richard Grant Bennett||April 21, 2012||108|
During a rousing round of golf, The Aquabats accidentally cross paths with the Überchaun, a malevolent blue leprechaun, who places a curse upon the band members. To avoid being cursed forever, The Aquabats are given three challenges to complete, squaring off against killer trees, a grass monster, two mean old ladies, and an army of hyperactive gophers. Guest starring Dana Michael Woods as the Überchaun.
|9||9||"Pilgrim Boy!"||Jason deVilliers||Tyler Jacobs||April 28, 2012||109|
The Aquabats meet Pilgrim Boy, a fellow superhero and inexplicable Pilgrim who possesses the power to shapeshift into anything, despite causing him physical pain in the process. After the band pester Pilgrim Boy one too many times to change into various things for their amusement, he gets fed up and leaves The Aquabats to face a giant potato bug attacking the Detroit pineapple plantation by themselves. Guest starring Samm Levine as Pilgrim Boy and "Weird Al" Yankovic as President Stuntcastin.
|10||10||"Floating Eye of Death!"||Matt Chapman||Tyler Jacobs, Matt Chapman, & Christian Jacobs||May 19, 2012||110|
Exhausted after a playing a rock concert, The Aquabats pull into an isolated truck stop to catch some sleep. Their peace and quiet is short-lived, however, when the mythical Floating Eye of Death invades their rest area, transforming its inhabitants into mindless zombie drones. Holing up in the convenience store, The Aquabats must find a way to defeat the floating menace before they too start falling victim to its soul-stealing powers. Guest starring Becca Greene as Tina.
|11||11||"Night of the Cactus!"||Matt Chapman||Matt Chapman||May 26, 2012||111|
When a strange meteorite crashes in the desert, The Aquabats arrive at the scene hoping to sell it for some quick cash, only to find it possesses dangerous otherworldly powers. With The MC Bat Commander horribly mutated from its effects, the band must find a way to not only restore their leader to his former self but also rescue a nearby woman from the clutches of a crazy cactus monster brought to life by the meteorite's same powers. Guest starring Paul Rust as Ronmark and Kate Freund as Zalga.
|12||12||"Cobraman!"||Matt Chapman & Jason deVilliers||Jason deVilliers||June 2, 2012||112|
In the midst of traveling on a world tour, The Aquabats are lured into a shady roadside sideshow advertising a "real-life CobraMan", only to end up having the Battletram stolen by a wrestling mask-wearing carnival barker named Carl (modeled after co-director/performer Chapman's Strong Bad character). Facing certain unemployment without transportation, the band must challenge Carl to an all-or-nothing duel with his CobraMan monster to reclaim their vehicle, or else they'll have to return to their day jobs. Guest starring Matt Chapman as Carl, and Bailee Madison as Scruffy Scruff actress.
|13||13||"Showtime!"||Jason deVilliers||Christian Jacobs & Dominic Abeyta||June 16, 2012||113|
Down on their luck and out of money, The Aquabats try to find an opportunity to re-establish their superhero status in order to help sell their surplus of merchandise. When an impending alien invasion masterminded by the diabolical Space Monster "M" defeats the city's other, far more competent superhero teams, it's up to The Aquabats alone to summon their collective strengths and stop him before he destroys the planet. Guest starring "Weird Al" Yankovic as SuperMagic PowerMan!, Stephanie Allynne as Lanolin Lady!, and Dallas McLaughlin as Space Monster "M". Former Aquabats members Corey Pollock and Boyd Terry appear as fellow superheroes Chainsaw and Catboy, their respective Aquabat stage names.
Songs: "It's Showtime!", "We Don't Stop" (reprise)Episode notes: This episode does not feature a Lil' Bat cartoon.
Season 2 (2013)Edit
Season two did not feature the serialized A Cartoon! segments of the previous season, instead featuring uniquely animated flashback sequences in the first five episodes. Starting with the season's second episode, the A Cartoon! segments were used to introduce the Lil' Bat cartoons featured in every episode.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original U.S. air date||Production|
|14||1||"The Return of The Aquabats!"||Jason deVilliers||Christian Jacobs||June 11, 2013||201|
Following their previous encounter with Space Monster M, The Aquabats crash-land back on Earth, awakening to realize they have no memory of what happened or who they are. Hailed as heroes by the adoring public, the band starts slowly piecing together their identities. After managing to destroy a rampaging mutated Ronmark (from the episode "Night of the Cactus!"), the band find themselves overwhelmed with demands from citizens seeking their help. Guest starring Tony Hawk as Journalist #1, Eric Koston as Journalist #2 and Paul Rust as the Voice of Ronmark.
Songs: "Help Me!"Episode notes: This is so far the only episode of the series not to feature an A Cartoon! segment.
|15||2||"The Thingy!"||Jason deVilliers||Story by : Richard Grant Bennett & Jason deVilliers |
Teleplay by : Warren Fitzgerald, Matt Chapman & Jason deVilliers
|July 29, 2013||202|
While returning home from a relaxing ski vacation, The Aquabats get trapped in a snow embankment and are forced to spend the night without power in the Battletram. In an overt parody of the 1982 film The Thing, a malicious shape shifting alien sneaks aboard the vehicle after disposing of Jimmy to assume his form and enacts a scheme to turn the Battle Wagon into a rocket to return to his galaxy while having the human Aquabat members turned into rocket fuel. Successfully evading capture, Crash must learn to overcome his fears and rescue his pals from certain doom.
Songs: "I'm a Bad Thingy!"Episode notes: Season 2 was played out of order in the original run on The Hub. Episode as per official listing on the band's YouTube page.
|16||3||"Bad Apple!"||Jason deVilliers||Richard Grant Bennett & Jason deVilliers||July 8, 2013||203|
After a giant mutant "flea beetle" attacks a local supermarket, The Aquabats trace it to a nearby farm growing genetically enlarged produce, which happens to be run by Jimmy the Robot's estranged parents. Tensions rise between Jimmy and his eccentric scientist father over Jimmy having abandoned his farm life, but when a gigantic mutant worm swallows Jimmy's mother, the two must work together to rescue her. Guest starring Mark Mothersbaugh and J.J. Neward as Jimmy's parents, Ralph and Martha Goodman.
|17||4||"Summer Camp!"||Jason deVilliers||Matt Chapman & Dan Kelly||July 1, 2013||204|
The Aquabats spend the summer participating at Camp Radventures, a summer camp where kids are trained in The Aquabats' superpowers to become AquaCadets. When a group of campers are kidnapped in the middle of the night, the band realizes it's the work of a mythical shapeshifting beast, and the Commander's suspicions quickly fall upon the camp's beloved and irrepressibly perky counselor Jewel. Guest starring Leslie Hall as Camp Counselor Jewel.
Songs: "Summa Camp!", "The Aquacadet Anthem!"Episode notes: Season 2 was played out of order in the original run on The Hub. Episode as per official listing on the band's YouTube page.
|18||5||"The AntiBats!"||Jason deVilliers & Gerard Way||Gerard Way, Christian Jacobs & Jason deVilliers||August 5, 2013||205|
When The Aquabats act as judges for a local Battle of the Bands contest, Ricky falls in love with one of the performers, mediocre folk singer Rachel Moonbug, rigging the vote in her favor and infuriating the other contestants, death metal band Asthma and dubstep artist Skillsawz. Sensing their desire for revenge, the nefarious Silver Skull bestows Asthma and Skillsawz with his dark powers, transforming them into "The AntiBats" and sending them forth to destroy The Aquabats. Meanwhile, Ricky quits the band to run off with Rachel Moonbug, but as the Silver Skull and The AntiBats close in on The Aquabats, he must make a choice between true love and saving his friends. Guest starring Mark Fordham as Silver Skull, Mikey Way as Asthma Lead Singer, Noël Wells as Rachel Moonbug and Martin Starr as Shred Center MC
|19||6||"Christmas with The Aquabats!"||Jason deVilliers||Tyler Jacobs||December 21, 2013||301|
After getting lost on their way to a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, The Aquabats arrive in a remote village ruled by the tyrannical Krampus, a demonic beast-like creature who has outlawed all mention and celebration of Christmas under penalty of severe lashings with a switch. The overly-festive Aquabats are promptly captured and incarcerated by the townsfolk, and their only hope for rescue lies with the big man himself, Santa Claus. Guest starring Robert Smigel as the voice of the Krampus, Matt Walsh as Santa Claus and Jordan Burt as Marco.
|20||7||"The Shark Fighter!"||Jason Hatfield||Chad Larson||December 28, 2013||302|
When a gang of vicious mutant land sharks emerge from the sea to wreak havoc on land, The Aquabats join forces with the legendary Shark Fighter, a wavy-haired ocean vigilante on a self-imposed quest to fight sharks. Impressed by his potential, the Shark Fighter takes Crash under his wing to teach him the art of shark fighting, but Crash may just see more in the Shark Fighter as the big brother he's always wanted. Guest starring Rhys Darby as The Shark Fighter.
|21||8||"Kitty Litter!"||Munn Powell||Story by : Evan Sinclair |
Teleplay by : Matt Chapman
|January 18, 2014||303|
When the city's cutest kittens start being abducted by gigantic teleporting cat men, The Aquabats trace it back to Kitty Litter, a ferocious feline using unwilling kittens to power a gigantic cat robot as part of a scheme to cover the planet with garbage. When most of the band are kidnapped by Kitty Litter, it's up to Crash to get over his pet dander allergies and save the world from becoming a global trash heap. Guest starring Ben Garant as the voice of Kitty Litter and Julia Prescott as Gina.
In July 2018, following the launch of The Aquabats' Kickstarter campaign to help finance the return of The Aquabats! Super Show!, the band began releasing "mini-episodes" exclusively to their YouTube channel, both as means to promote the campaign as well as to serve as a continuation of the original series' canon.
|Title||Original air date|
|1||1||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 1"||July 31, 2018|
(re-uploaded August 28, 2018)
|The MC Bat Commander pays a visit to the all-powerful Wizard of Hollywood and begs for his help to bring back The Aquabats! Super Show!. The Wizard agrees to aide the Commander, summoning his "legion of righteous comrades" for assistance, using a mystical animal horn whose sound turns those in its range into costume-clad Aquabats. Guest starring Jack Black as the Wizard of Hollywood, Robert Smigel as Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, Matt Chapman as Homestar Runner and Strong Bad, Tom Lennon as Lieutenant Jim Dangle and Tony Kanal, Tom Dumont, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Oscar Nunez, Kate Micucci, Blake Anderson, Imagine Dragons, Travis Barker, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, Felicia Day and Marty Krofft as themselves.|
|2||2||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 2"||August 3, 2018|
|After visiting the Wizard of Hollywood and talking his way out of a parking ticket, the Commander rushes off to save Jimmy the Robot from his new job. Meanwhile, Silver Skull hatches a new plan to destroy The Aquabats.|
|3||3||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 3"||August 8, 2018|
|Learning that Jimmy was sold by his former employer to a group of scavengers (depicted as an overt parody of Jawas from Star Wars), the Commander tracks them down in the desert and challenges them to a dance-off in exchange for his friend.|
|4||4||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 4"||August 13, 2018|
|Failing the dance contest miserably, the Commander uses his mystical animal horn to turn the scavengers into Aquabats, thereby winning their support. Now rescued from the scrap heap, Jimmy informs the Commander that Silver Skull has been behind The Aquabats' separation. The two take off in the Battletram to rescue EagleBones Falconhawk.|
|5||5||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 5"||August 15, 2018|
|Tracking down EagleBones, now working as a waiter in a fancy restaurant, the Commander and Jimmy attempt to convince him to rejoin The Aquabats, only to be interrupted by the arrival of Powdered Milk Man.|
|6||6||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 6"||August 22, 2018|
|Powdered Milk Man attempts to attack The Aquabats but is quickly subdued by Jimmy's projectile weaponry and some breakfast cereal. Now free from his restaurant job, EagleBones rejoins The Aquabats and they take off to reunite the rest of the team, unaware that Silver Skull is close on their tail. Guest starring Patton Oswalt as Mr. Efron/Powdered Milk Man.|
|7||7||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 7"||August 27, 2018|
|The Aquabats catch up with Ricky, now an unsuccessful fruit vendor at the beach, but are intercepted by Silver Skull, who destroys the Commander's mystical horn and therefore their means to help recruit new Comrades. Their spirits broken, the remaining Aquabats nonetheless leave to find Crash.|
|8||8||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 8"||August 31, 2018|
|While wandering about the desert looking for Crash, The Aquabats stumble into Cobraman and Silver Skull, who lure them into a trap to be destroyed by a ferocious battle beast.|
|9||9||"The Aquabats! Super Kickstarter! - EPISODE 9"||September 6, 2018|
|After a brief fight, The Aquabats discover the battle beast is in fact Crash in disguise as part of his new job. The rest of the band convince him to rejoin The Aquabats and play a benefit show in Los Angeles to recruit more people into the Legion of Righteous Comrades. An emotional Crash, now grown to super-size, stomps on Cobraman and Silver Skull as the group departs. Laying weakened on the ground, the two villains are approached by ManAnt, who proposes an idea to ruin The Aquabats' benefit concert.|
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- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.3 "Eagle Claw!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.4 "Laundry Day!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.5 "Ladyfingers!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.6 "Haunted Battletram!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.7 "Cowboy Android!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.8 "Uberchaun!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.9 "Pilgrim Boy!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.10 "Floating Eye of Death!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.11 "Night of the Cactus!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.12 "CobraMan!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #1.13 "Showtime!"". IMDb.com.
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- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #2.2 "Thingy"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #2.3 "Bad Apple"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #2.4 "Summer Camp"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #2.5 "AntiBats"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #3.1 "Christmas with The Aquabats"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #3.2 "The Shark Fighter!"". IMDb.com.
- ""The Aquabats! Super Show!" #3.3 "Kitty Litter!"". IMDb.com.
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